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Safe gun storage law will save lives

Safe gun storage law will save lives

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
There is a lot more to do after we pass safe storage, and there's a lot that needs to be done that Oregon can't accomplish alone
Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Oregonians again will see a bill on safe storage of guns. Supporters of Initiative Petition 40 filed an effort last month to get the issue on the…
Lots more to session than walkout

Lots more to session than walkout

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Long after the walkout has been forgotten, Oregonians will be living with the consequences and contradictions of bills passed in the 2019 session.
New license law will help families thrive

New license law will help families thrive

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Barriers to transportation compound existing inequities and can lead to major disparities in health outcomes. This is especially true for immigrant…
My life among the rats

My life among the rats

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Independent editor spends the weekend volunteering at the Canterbury Renaissance Faire
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Local readers weigh in on proposed cap-and-trade bill and American Legion breakfast at Aurora Colony Days
Our Opinion: Time for our next giant leap

Our Opinion: Time for our next giant leap

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
It's been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission took humanity to another celestial body. We can't stop there.
Death Notices

Death Notices

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Service for Carol Eberdt will be held July 20 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Portland
Boquist not fit to serve as senator

Boquist not fit to serve as senator

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
This has become ridiculous. Brian Boquist is unfit to hold public office in this or any other state. He should resign. And if he won't resign, the…
Bypass funding gets the axe

Bypass funding gets the axe

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Funds for the Newberg Dundee Bypass die at the 11th hour at the hands of politics
God's impeccable timing is wondrous to behold

God's impeccable timing is wondrous to behold

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Independence Day conflagration averted after going to check on the cat's well-being
Drama aside, Capitol consensus attained

Drama aside, Capitol consensus attained

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The most dramatic example of bipartisanship can be attributed to the perseverance of the late State Sen. Jackie Winters, who will be remembered as…
Clean energy initiatives will triple-tax utility ratepayers

Clean energy initiatives will triple-tax utility ratepayers

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Energy efficiency is a fine goal, but city should stick to single funding source
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Former chair for the Woodburn School District board of directors reflects on past 12 years
Final thoughts from the desk of GSD Superintendent Matt…

Final thoughts from the desk of GSD Superintendent Matt…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Outgoing Gervais administrator reflects on the successes, difficulties of the past five years
What is it that makes up who you are?

What is it that makes up who you are?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Worship columnist Suzanne Ybarra asks readers what experiences, views, and charactaristics make up who they are
Woodburn police can't enforce federal immigration laws

Woodburn police can't enforce federal immigration laws

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
As I've said many times in the past, immigration enforcement is the work of the federal government - not local law enforcement. All members of the…
HB 2020 halting lege adjournment

HB 2020 halting lege adjournment

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
House Representative Bill Post reflects on the looming end, successes and failures of the 2019 Legislative Session
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn Independent readers write in regarding non-profit donation, cigarette taxes
Boquist: Apologize. Now.

Boquist: Apologize. Now.

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Longstanding lawmaker Sen. Brian Boquist from Dallas threatened violence against the very State Police who protect people in the Capitol.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Aurora American Legion Auxiliary 110 supports regional Girls State program
My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean Energy Jobs…

My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean Energy Jobs…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Yusuf Arifin is a student at Cedar Park Middle School in Beaverton. Ruby Haack and Edith Allen are students at Grant High School in Portland.
My View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in education?

My View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in education?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.
My View: Solution with heart needed on border

My View: Solution with heart needed on border

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Seeing this with my own eyes, I realized these families are not crossing our border to attain the American dream, but to escape the Guatemala…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Gervais school board candidate thanks voters, St. Paul speed radar still not installed
Pastor's Perspective

Pastor's Perspective

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The study of scripture is important, but not to the detriment of exerperiencing and embracing the wonder of God
PERS bill is small but necessary step

PERS bill is small but necessary step

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Senate Bill 1049 isn't perfect, but will divert some money back to classrooms and other essential services
Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for all…

Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for all…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Roberto Aguilar was Oregon's 2017 School Counselor of the Year and a 2019 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year finalist
Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for all…

Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for all…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Roberto Aguilar was Oregon’s 2017 School Counselor of the Year and a 2019 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year finalist
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Reader thanks those who supported Aurora Fire District in May 21 election, Aurora American Legion

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Woodburn golf coaches thank community members for successful tournament fundraiser

Republican walkout was the last tool left to bring…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Republican walkout was the last tool left to bring…
Walking out and fully reading bills may not be popular, but it's the only way the minority party can attempt to negotiate this session

My View: Teachers stand up for their students

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Teachers stand up for their students
Reed Scott-Schwalbach is vice president of the Oregon Education Association and is a Spanish teacher from Centennial High School in Gresham.

Christ's light guides our steps

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Christ's light guides our steps
Much like the moon reflects the sun's light, so too should Jesus' followers reflect His light.

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Voters stump for Aurora Fire Board, school and fire board candidates ask for support

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Citizens sound off on Aurora Fire levy, debate merits of Aurora Fire Board candidates

Faithfully: Theology provides answer to life's…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Faithfully: Theology provides answer to life's…
Finding self-meaning in life goes beyond identifying simple pleasures and seeking purpose through theological exploration

Newberg-Dundee bypass needs to be prioritized

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Newberg-Dundee bypass needs to be prioritized
Recent deaths on McKay Road can be attributed to increase traffic due to the incomplete bypass

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Residents weigh in on Aurora Fire District Director election race, Senate Bill 1008

Cap and Trade good for Oregon, its businesses

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Cap and Trade good for Oregon, its businesses
The financial consequences of climate change is devastating toward business, and Oregon lawmakers must create policy certainty for companies and…

Christianity's preservative effect on society

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Christianity's preservative effect on society
Jesus' proclamation that he and his followers were the salt of the earth pointed to Christianity's role as a preservative agent, keeping societal…

Investing in opportunities for our students

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Investing in opportunities for our students
Providing a wide range of post-secondy choices gives students the best chance for success after high school

Faithfully: Help heal by sharing God's love

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Faithfully: Help heal by sharing God's love
Blessing someone brings God into the relationship. Sharing God's love brings healing. If we want to introduce someone to Jesus, it's all about love.

Letter to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letter to the Editor
Gervais School Board candidate says the district schools need to provide life skills, new testing methods

Farm workers deserve basic labor protections

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Farm workers deserve basic labor protections
Many workers at small farms are exempt from minimum wage and overtime, and as many as 49,000 farm workers are excluded from receiving unemployment…

Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis
This is not an insurmountable problem. Resources already exist and show that crisis counseling lines and other outreach efforts make a difference.

It's time to properly fund community colleges

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
It's time to properly fund community colleges
The Governor has asked for an additional $2 billion in education funding; community colleges deserve their fair share of that money.

Green deal should include fee for air travel

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Green deal should include fee for air travel
Despite contributing massively to air pollution, commercial air travel is not addressed in Green New Deal

My View: Oregon's working poor need Salem's help

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Oregon's working poor need Salem's help
Certainly, if we want to improve educational outcomes in Oregon, as policymakers in our state hope to do, we need to tackle head-on the problem of…

Divisive sides come together to honor soldier's…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Divisive sides come together to honor soldier's…
Despite sometimes acrimonious relationship, Republicans and Democrats recognize Keizer's Ryan J. Hill in unison

Church has contributed to society's decay

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Church has contributed to society's decay
Regular column by Pastor Will Robertson of the Woodburn Fellowship Church of the Nazarene

Faithfully: When were we first known by God?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Faithfully: When were we first known by God?
Anyone interested in writing an editorial piece for the Worship page contact Editor Phil Hawkins at: [email protected]

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letter to the editor
Thanks to the organizers of the Movie Night at the Bungalow Theatre on February 22

Cutting through the static

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Cutting through the static
Woodburn Police Chief clears up any ambiguities surrounding noise issues and the law

Avoid partisan choice for next secretary of state

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Avoid partisan choice for next secretary of state
Brown should not hold Richardson's replacement to the promise of not running for office in 2020

Cap and trade, rent control at the tip of the…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Cap and trade, rent control at the tip of the…
Rent control has been proven not to work, scaled back in large metropolitan cities

Reminiscing on the simplicity and gentler pace of…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Reminiscing on the simplicity and gentler pace of…
Regular column by Pastor Will Robertson of the Woodburn Fellowship Church of the Nazarene

Concussion laws must be strengthened

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Concussion laws must be strengthened
Initial concussion legislation was a good start, but enforcement and record keeping must go hand in hand to protect young athletes

Reinforcing Positive Behavior in Our Schools

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Reinforcing Positive Behavior in Our Schools
Communication, partnership with parents and community is key to personal, social development

Cap and trade would hurt my family farm

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Cap and trade would hurt my family farm
Increased fuel prices would cost thousands of dollars, create hindrance to production of organic farming

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